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in the jodi arias case. >>> and advice from pat robertson on adultery. >>> and a murder conviction in the blink of an eye. >>> and becks goes out on top. >>> good morning. the forecast today for washington is partly cloudy. when it comes to the political climate, when it rains, it pours, the white house is learning. president obama came out swinging on thursday while republicans hammer away at a trifecta of problems. >> reporter: lawmakers are sure to show outrage when talking to steven miller today. he'll be on capitol hill testifying about what happened and how. senior white house budget official daniel weurfel takes over as the white house chief this morning. >> it's unacceptable for there to be a hint of partisanship or ideology when it comes to the application of our tax laws. >> reporter: the former agency boss forced to resign testifies before a committee today. meanwhile, the man at the head of the branch that targeted groups is now retiring. >> nothing resolves the bonds between the people and the government than the arrogance of power here in washington. that's what the a
, read out loud in court. jodi arias' fate hangs in the balance now. the defense plans to show off her art work in an attempt to save her life. the kyocera torque lets you hear and be heard even in stupid loud places. to prove it, we set up our call center right here... [ chirp ] all good? [ chirp ] getty up. seriously, this is really happening! [ cellphone rings ] hello? it's a giant helicopter ma'am. [ male announcer ] get it done [ chirp ] with the ultra-rugged kyocera torque, only from sprint direct connect. buy one get four free for your business. >>> the lawyer of o.j. simpson botched his case is on the stand in las vegas. the football star is seeking a new trial. the case stems from a confrontation in las vegas back in 2007. yale galanter says he did his best to represent simpson. >> i wanted to do everything i could possibly do to give o.j. a shot at getting released. i thought that his conviction and sentence was unfair. >> simpson is serving 33 years in prison right now. >>> in phoenix, jurors in the jodi arias trial are hearing from the family of travis alexander. they're sh
jodi arias should face life in prison -- or get the death penalty for her murder conviction. catherine heenan is here with the latest. >> catherine: it's the final chapter in the murder case. after being convicted of the first degree murder of her former boyfriend - jodi arias had one more verdict to face. and it's a question of life or death. today she heard a brother and sister of travis alexander make an impassioned plea that air- ree-as be executed for stabbing him to death in 2008. travis was one of 8 siblings. after losing both their parents - the family says it was travis who everyone leaned on. and one of his brothers described how much the murder has affected his life. >> is even invaded my dreams. i have nightmares about someone coming after me with a knife and going after my wife and daughter. when i wake up, i cannot establish what is really what is a dream. i have gone to the house searching through rooms shaking my family to make sure the croquet. why him? unfortunately, i want to get answers to most of my questions about my brother's death. questions like how much did he
testifying in his bid for a new trial on armed robbery charges while today jurors in the jodi arias case consider the ultimate punishment after finding her eligible for the death penalty. we'll begin in phoenix with diana alvear. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. as the judge explained to the jurors, all murders are considered cruel by definition, but did travis alexander suffer during his 2008 death at the hands of jodi arias? >> we the jury, duly impaneled find that the the aggravating factor, especially cruel has been proven. >> reporter: the jury took three hours to decide that the way jodi arias killed her boyfriend, travis alexander fit the court's definition. arias was convicted may 8th of premeditated murder. >> as to count one, first-degree murder, guilty. >> reporter: after the verdict, she told a local station she prefers a death sentence to life in prison. >> i believe death is the ultimate freedom. so i'd rather just have my freedom as soon as i can get it. >> reporter: arias stabbed alexandre 27 times, slashed his throat, and after he was already dead, shot hi
fogle was found with a letter promising millions for cooperation. >>> jodi arias returns to a phoenix courtroom. today, the jury begins deciding whether she should get the death penalty for killing her former boyfriend. arias says she would rather die than spend life in prison. >>> the powerball jackpot has grown to $360 million before tonight's drawing. as for last night's mega millions, $170 million up for grabs. but no one won it. friday's jackpot now jumped to $190 million. those are just some of our top stories on this wednesday, may 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >>> we'll know if diana perez wins the jackpot. ratting you out right here. she said, "if i win, i'm not coming in. i'm not even breaking stride. never again." >> you will never see this mug again. >> i would keep it a secret. at least i would come in for a little while. take care of business. >> bosses know they will never see the mug again. if i win. not even -- >> not a hug, nothing. you will be gone. >> i will send you a nice present. that will be your c
the attorney for jodi arias is visiting her at the jail where she hangs out before she has to go to court. fridays are only lawyers days. no family can visit her. what is interesting is has only been a few days since that man and cocounsel made a motion to quit the case. motion denied. judge said no. understandably, judge said no. we are at the finish line of a $1.7 million, $1.8 million defense. he's had his visit with jodi arias in the jail. who knows what that conversation was like? because jodi has said she wants to speak. maybe in elocution. maybe just testimony. but she wants to stand up in her own defense. or does she want to actually defend herself any longer? at this point it is anyone's guess which is part of the reason why this has been such a fascinating case. just gets more fascinating. that is it for me. have yourself a wonderful weekend. i'm headed back down to phoenix for jodi's case. in the meantime jake tapper takes it from here. >>> congressional hearing drinking game. if you took a yagr shot every time someone said outrageous at today's irs hearing you'd be in for one
. >>> jurors in the jodi arias case have decided that her crit. the jury in phoenix determined the killing was committed in a specially cruel and heinous manner. that seems to be a foregone conclusion given arias' boyfriend was stabbed in the heart and shot in the forehead. now the same jury must decide whether arias will survive or be put to death. they'll have to make that ruling soon. >>> the chairman of the joint chiefs says there is failure in addressing the military sex scandal. general martin dempsey says women in uniform have little hope that that crisis will be solved. abc's martha raddatz is following this investigation. >> reporter: first it was the officer running the sexual assault prevention office for the air force charged with sexual assault. now it is an army sergeant at ft. hood under investigation for abusive sexual contact and possibly facilitating prostitution. his job, to coordinate a sexual assault prevention program. upon hearing the news, defense secretary chuck hagel ordered all services back towing board to retrain and rescreen thousands of sexual assault and pre
. the state department has demanded his immediate release. >>> convicted killer jodi arias is due back in a courtroom for the sentencing phase of her trial. the jury must decide if she deserves the death penalty. she underwent psychiatric testing after her conviction last week. >>> a seattle man trying to dribble a soccer ball was hit and killed by a pickup truck tuesday in oregon. 42-year-old richard swanson was just two weeks into his 10,000 mile journey which he was documenting on facebook. it was designed to promote the one world football project donating soccer balls to people in developing countries. o.j. simpson is set to take the stand today. the former football star certificate serving up to 33 years in prison. simpson claimed he had inappropriate legal representation at his 200 trial. >>> and you've heard of fans catching balls at baseball games. but take a look at this one. a little bit more impressive. watch what happens. san francisco's hunter penn loses control of his bat, it flies into the stand and fortunately, caught by a fan. a lucky moment as, of course, that bat cou
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